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Eichbaum, T. S.

T. S. EICHBAUM, lumberman and manufacturer, P.O. Centreville, was born June 22, 1843, in Allegheny City, Penn., son of William P. and Mary (Sample) Eichbaum. When he was nine years of age he moved to Nashville, Tenn., with his father’s family, and when fourteen returned with them to Pittsburgh, Penn., his father being a native of that place, and carrying on an establishment for manufacturing steam engines there. He died in this township in December, 1881, at the residence of his son. His widow and son, William W., now reside at Newcastle, Penn., and another son, George R., resides in Sanborn, Dak. At the breaking-out of the war of the Rebellion, our subject was engaged in the machine shop with his father at Memphis, Tenn. He returned to Pittsburgh, and enlisted in the Fifth Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry, and served in the Virginia campaign. Was early promoted to the position of Quartermaster Sergeant, serving as such till the close of his services, in February, 1865, proving himself a brave soldier and an efficient officer. After his return he engaged in the oil business in Virginia and Kentucky. In 1866 he came to the oil regions of Pennsylvania. The following year engaged in lumbering in the eastern part of Rome Township, transferring his establishment in 1879 to Oil Creek, near Centreville, where he has a saw-mill, and manufactures lumber for shipment abroad. Mr. Eichbaum was married May 25, 1869, to Harriet Palmer, of Newcastle, Penn. To this union were born Mary, Carrie, Emily, Jeanette and Hermann. Our subject has first-class business principles, and enjoys the respect and confidence of a large circle of friends. In politics he is a Republican.

History of Crawford Co PA 1885



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